Ircamaudiosim estimates the acoustical similarity between two music tracks. It can be used to perform music recommendation based on music content similarity.
Ircamaudiosim allows the development of music recommendation based on music content similarity. It can therefore be used for any system (online or offline) requiring music recommendation, such as for the development of a recommendation engine for online music service or offline music collection browsing.
Ircamaudiosim estimates the acoustical similarity between two audio tracks. For this, each music track of a database is first analyzed in terms of its acoustical content (timbre, rhythm, harmony). An efficient representation of this content is used, that allows a fast comparison between two music tracks. Because of this, the system is scalable to large databases. Given a target music track, the most similar (in terms of acoustical content) items of the database can be found quickly and then be used to provide recommendation to the listener.
Ircamaudiosim is available as software or as a dynamic library for Windows, Mac OS-X and Linux platform.